James Jacobs

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 3/4/2010 14:00:00

202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 3/5/2010 13:00:00

Jim Jacobs, age 69, resident of Willard, passed away on February 23, 2010 on a golf course in Florida while playing with his brother and grandsons. He was born on September 25, 1940 to the late Lewis and Veva Jacobs in Willard. He is a 1959 graduate of Willard High School. He served in the US Navy and was a sales/repairman for Jacobs TV for over 40 years. He was a member of the Willard Golf Course, BOP Elks and the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Suellen (Jump) Jacobs; one daughter, Roberta Jacobs; three grandchildren, Roger Tuttle Jr., Jeremy Tuttle and Christa (Chris) Lane; two great-grandchildren, Destiny and Teddy Lane; four brothers, Bob (Ruth), Phil, Tom (Marlana) and Larry (Gail) Jacobs and three sisters, Donna (Dick) Newland, Linda Jacobs and Jean (Dan) Traxler.
He is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Ted, Fred and Dan Jacobs; two sisters-in-law, Lorie and Carolyn Jacobs.
Friends and Family are invited to come share stroies about “Jake” in a celebrations of his life at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard on Thursday, March 4, 2010 from 2-4 and 6-8. If you can’t come in person, share a story by email. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 5, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Doug Winner officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross or to the Willard Memorial Library. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com


Daniel L Jacobs - Mar 7, 2010

Suellen, this a great shock for me when Jim called me yesterday and told me of Jake’s death. You remember us as having supper with you and Phil, Carolyn and Eleanor in Florida on our way to vist Jim and Mary. I callled Lois Hart who lives in Cooper Hall (a retirement community here in Mt. Pleasant, SC) We are saddened by what has happened but realistly he had no pain over periods of time. God sustain you in your hour of pain. Dan – 2nd cousin in SC

James R. Jacobs - Mar 7, 2010

Suellen, Cousin Phil’s email to me yesterday was almost more than I could contain as your Jim has the same name as I do. How, now, we look back to visiting with you for the first time in Melbourne while we were visiting friends close by, then again the next year, 2007, having a great meal together at Squid Lips on 2/17. I took a picture of the 6 of us that will continue the wonderful memories and meeting relatives not before having known personally. Later you joined my brother, Dan, and his wife Elle who drove down from Charleston to have dinner at Rooney’s with the Jacobs Clan. So Jake’s passing is even more painful as we became better acquainted. Just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. God grant you His peace. Jim & Mary Jacobs

Mary and Darwin Weatherbie - Mar 6, 2010

To All of the Jacob family…was so shocked to hear of Jim’s passing. What a loss to all that knew him. He will be missed by so many. Yes, he always had a smile-a great guy! Know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. GOD must need him now for something special. Jim will always live in your hearts and you will see him again someday.

bill and flo spargo - Mar 4, 2010

sue ellen our hearts are sad to hear about jake, as for me he took me in as a total rookie in the repair and sales business and for ten years taught me every thing i went away with he made it fun to come to work and made it fun to be there. we golfed every wed. afternoon and bowled every thurs. he always had a joke to cover my mistakes i will be forever grateful for knowing him. flo remembers a trip back from mansfield one sat eve and learning that chinese food and too much beer does not mix love bill and flo spargo

Greg Jump & Sondra Sullivan - Mar 4, 2010

Heard the news of Jake´s passing while here in Mexico. What a shock and we grieve for Suellen´s loss. Greg first met Jake when Jake entered the Willard school system in 7th grade. We were seated alphabetically side-by-side in Herb Hart´s homeroom and soon became best friends. (A friendship that has continued uninteruppted. One thing I remember from those early days is that we came across a magazine ad that promised to teach the basics of taxidermy. We sent away and received a basic instruction kit. Our first (and only) project invovled an attempt to stuff a dead possum that Jake had somehow come up with. (Roadkill?) We filled it with cotton and it smelled to high heaven — end of possible taxidemy careers. I have so many memories of Jake it could fill a book. ´He will be truly missed.

Bob & Shirley Boyer - Mar 3, 2010

Where do we begin when it comes to memories of “Jake”. Being a fellow classmate of Jim I remember the football practices for Willard High and then the “JakeMobile” that he built. He took us for ride when he came to Steuben to give it a try with “Fuz Miller”.
What a nice guy is just enough to say, he was much much more. He loved his family first and the sport of golf and of course helping other people when it came to the modern electronics.
Above all thanks for being a friend~they don’t get any better than “Jake. God bless you Suellen and your family. You are in our prayers and thoughts. All our love, The Boyers-Bob & Shirley

Dave Boyer - Mar 3, 2010

Suellen & Family
Sorry for your loss. When I think of Jake, I think of a good person with a great soul or spirit, who was guided by that spirit, rather than (like some) an inflated ego. Jake will be missed by many, but he definitly has a place in heaven. God Bless.
Dave & Sandy Boyer

John & Flo Trybuski - Mar 3, 2010

Dear Suellen
We are very sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. He was such a nice guy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
John & Flo Trybuski

Bill Wiles - Mar 3, 2010

Suellen, where to start. It was my pleasure to have known Jim since the first day of first grade at Steuben, many, many years ago. In addition, while I was growing up on the farm, Jim often worked for my dad when we needed extra help. We also baled and combined for him when he was farming the family farm. We both got in trouble one time for trying to ride some of our pigs, my dad was not very happy.
Jim always had a smile. I never saw him mad and i believe he went through life genuinely liking everyone he met. He was really a Will Rogers kind of guy.
Jake was the one classmate that I always visited when I came back to Willard over the years to visit my folds and brothers. From time-to-time, we played golf together at the Willard course and our last coversation was about our respective handicaps.
To Bob, Tom, Larry, Laurie and the rest of the Jacobs family, we are all better for having known, loved and interacted with Jake.
Bill Wiles

Greg , Donna McDowell and family - Mar 3, 2010

We are sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. He was a good neighbor who was always smiling and had a kind word to say. We are just across the street…. don’t hesitate to ask if you need anything!! May God bless you in your time of sorrow.

Pam Lucas Dwight - Mar 2, 2010

Dear Sue Ellen and Robbie, Where to start. I’m so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. For many years he was like another dad to me. On Park Street and out at the lake I spent just as much time at your house as I did at mine. As we got older I didn’t see you all as much but always knew that when I saw Jim and he asked how I was doing that he still really cared. That’s just how he was. I’ll miss him and I miss you guys too. Love Pam

gracie dials - Mar 1, 2010

Suellen, I am so sorry for the loss of your best friend. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Twila Lucas - Mar 1, 2010

Suellen, We were so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. We have many good memories of you and he and all our kids on Park Street. Such a great guy who always had time to chat. Love to you and Robbie from all the Lucas’. Ellen Brundage and I are in Atlanta but will keep you and your family in our prayers. Twila and Guy Lucas.

Sue (Hall) Feeman - Mar 1, 2010

I was so sorry to hear about Jim. I can’t be there but I would like to share a couple of my fondest memories. When we were little and lived on Park street, I remember Robbie, me and my sister playing dress-up and putting on shows for you two and then walking down the street(in costume!) to show my family. Then, when you moved to Holiday lakes, I remember in the winter, Jim tried his best to teach me to ice skate, and then in the summer, teaching me how to swim. He always had such patience. He was a wonderful man and will be missed.
Sue(Susie Hall) Feeman

Keith & Linda Shook - Feb 28, 2010

Dear Suellen, We were both so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. We always enjoyed seeing and talking to him and when Keith was also working at Jacobs TV, they had some good times and conversations with each other. He was always smiling and was happy to stop and chat awhile. He will be missed. The other thing is he was doing what he loved the best, playing golf. We are thinking of you and your family at this time. Keith and Linda

david tissue - Feb 28, 2010

The world lost a pretty cool dude. He knew a little bit about everything, shared everything he had with all of us, had a great sense of right and wrong and played very good golf with an awful looking swing. He was a friend and I am very, very sorry that he’s gone.

Pam Fazio - Feb 28, 2010

Suellen and Family,
The world has lost a great guy..always had a smile for everyone..He will be missed by many…my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Elaine Fitzthum - Feb 28, 2010

Dear Aunt Suellen,
I am so sorry to hear about the news of Uncle Jim. He will be greatly missed. He always had a smile on his face and was a pleasure to talk to. He had a very positive outlook on life. I will miss him very much. You are in my prayers.

JOLYNN WARE - Feb 27, 2010

Suellen and Family,
Our prayers are with you. Jake will always be remembered by so many of us as a lover of golf, his family and just one of the kindest person.
Jolynn and Stan Ware

Carolyn Howell Ruckman - Feb 27, 2010

Suellen and family…My dad and I want to send our regards upon hearing of “Jake’s” passing. Being a big senior while I was a lowly freshman, I never got to know him very well, but I still remember his smile and calm and friendly manner. I had the opportunity to meet your daughter a couple of years ago when she sat on my dad’s breezeway and had a pleasant conversation with my dad, Uncle Chuck and I…didn’t know who she was at the time. I got out my ’59 yearbook and looked at all the pictures of “Jake”..brought back a lot of memories. Dad’s and my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. I will take the liberty of saying that I’m sure “Nick” would say the same..he is in Florida at the moment and hasn’t heard.

Alison Armstrong - Feb 27, 2010

Dear Suellen,
I’m very sorry to hear about your sudden loss. My condolences and best wishes to you and your family,
Alison (Alice)

Art and Cindy Noftz - Feb 27, 2010

Suellen, we wanted you to know how sorry we are for your great loss. Our hearts go out to you. Jake will always be in our thoughts and memories, as will you. Our deepest sympathy.

(Max) Larry Stanfield - Feb 27, 2010

Sandy & I are so very sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. My memories of him also include WHS football, and the quiet, unassuming manner in which he lived his life. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Judy (Wiles) Oney - Feb 27, 2010

Dear Suellen and family,
Tom and I are sad to hear of Jim’s passing. Although we didn’t get to see him very much, over the years, he always had a hug and a big smile, for us, during many special family occasions, in Willard. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Tom and Judy Oney

Bill - Feb 27, 2010

Jim always had a smile and friendly hello, what a great guy, he loved his family and cared about everyone. He will be missed. Bill Ritchie

Rita (Reed) Faidley - Feb 26, 2010

Just wanted to say that we were so sorry to hear about your loss. Jim was a great guy and had a wonderful smile and was always so caring to the people that needed his help.
God Bless your family.

BARB JONES - Feb 26, 2010


Deanne Trill - Feb 26, 2010

Suellen and family – Sorry to hear the sad news of your loss. Jake was always the same person each time you saw him – always friendly and kind and smiling. I know he will be terribly missed by many and you all are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

Nancy Gibson - Feb 26, 2010

Suellen and Family,
We were so sorry to hear of the passing away of Jim. He was always so kind to our family when we needed help with the television or other appliances that we purchased from Jacobs. He will be greatly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers. The Earnest Gibson family

Lois Brandal Dunbar - Feb 26, 2010

Sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you and your family in prayer.